repairing plaster walls


Old 09-15-03, 12:18 PM
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repairing plaster walls

When I pried the icky wainscotting off the walls in my kitchen, I tore a lot of plaster off the wall with the window -- but no damage to the other walls.

1. Why just that wall? Could there be a moisture problem on that wall, since it has a window? Or did they just use an industrial-strength adhesive on that wall & not the others?

2. How easy is it to repair the plaster? Can I "DIY" this, or do I need to hire somebody?

3. What the heck am I going to use to remove the adhesive from the plaster on the other walls? This stuff is like cement!


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Old 09-15-03, 12:27 PM
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Get a good scraper and scrape off remaining glue. Remove all loose plaster. Fill in with drywall mud. let dry. Cover entire patch area with mesh tape. Cover tape with 3 coats drywall mud feathering out smooth.

Hard to say why it came out under the window. Moisture seems like the most obvious

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